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Friday Faceoff: Did Justin Haley’s Punishment Fit the Crime?

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 Kyle Busch hasn’t scored a single playoff point in 2020 and is winless after 15 races. What’s wrong in Candyland? Erin Campbell: Kyle Busch is already experiencing burnout. He started out this long trek of races running in all series for every race. I feel that Kyle has just been doing too much. He now has …

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Driver vs. Driver Hall of Fame Matchups: Jeff Gordon vs. Tony Stewart

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Between them, they hold seven NASCAR Cup titles and 142 wins in the series. Both started in sprint cars, both were tenacious competitors in whatever they raced. Not only do Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart come from open-wheel backgrounds, but both could also win anywhere, anytime in the Cup Series. This month, we look closer …

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Friday Faceoff: Who Should Hold NASCAR Participants Accountable?

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1. If a team member openly expresses racial bias, should NASCAR take action or does that responsibility fall on the individual team? Erin Campbell: It is the team’s responsibility to set standards for racial bias. Teams have the responsibility to creating the culture in which their employees operate. They give or take away the team member’s …

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Friday Faceoff: Was Moving the All-Star Race to Bristol a Good Idea?


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1. Is shifting the All-Star Race to Bristol Motor Speedway the best possible move for the event? Erin Campbell: NASCAR should have skipped the All-Star Race this year, but since the show must go on, even though Bristol is awesome for racing, it could have chosen better. Eldora Speedway should have been considered; its races are …

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Driver vs. Driver Hall of Fame Matchups: Bill Elliott Vs. Rusty Wallace

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With 99 wins and two titles between them, Bill Elliott and Rusty Wallace tore up the track in the late 1980s. For 25 years, they raced one another, and while Wallace has an edge in the win department, well, they didn’t call Elliott Million Dollar Bill for nothing. This month, we look closer at the …

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